- A Message from Our Principal
- St Mary's Prays
- Shrove Tuesday
- Ash Wednesday Mass - Parish
- Class Mass Times Term 1, 2022
- St Mary's Congratulates
- St Mary's Says...
- School Counsellor Visit
- Happy Birthday
- Life Education Visiting our School 2022
- Emergency Contact Update
- P & F News
- World Day of Prayer 2022
- Around the school this week
- IMPORTANT DATES IN THE COMING WEEKS
- Life Education Visit - Video Conferencing
- Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Dear Parents and Carers,
First of all I would like to thank our community for the tremendous job you have done following our Covid-19 restrictions this year. I would especially like to thank the parents of the 5/6 cohort for supporting our request to have our 5/6 students wear a mask while inside. Interestingly we did not have another reported case of Covid-19 during last week’s face mask wearing procedure.
As the NSW Premier announced there have been significant changes in restrictions taking effect today. Most of these were communicated in the letter on Friday, however there are additional changes that have become apparent.
Drop-off and Pick-up
Parents are now permitted to enter the school grounds to drop-off and pick-up children. This will be a significant change to our current procedure.
- Church car park - parents are now asked to walk into the laneway area near the basketball courts and infants playground to pick-up students in the afternoon.
- Church Street – parents are now asked to walk onto the netball and basketball courts to pick up students in the afternoon.
The students will stay on the lawn area with the teacher on afternoon duty until visual contact is made with the parent or guardian that is picking up the student.
Parents are still required to maintain social distancing practices while on school grounds.
Friday Award Assembly
Parents are permitted to come to school and attend the Friday morning assembly. The assembly will begin at 8.55am and be held outside on the new concrete area.
Parents will receive a SMS when their child is receiving an award as normal.
We will continue to stream the assembly via teams for those parents that can’t make it to school.
Opening school mass and class masses
Planning will begin for our opening school mass. Parents will be invited to attend and more details will follow in the coming week. Parents are permitted to attend class masses, please see the Class Mass section for dates.
It is exciting to invite parents back into the school, it has been far too long.
Obviously we know that restrictions can change in an instant and we will continue to apply a risk adverse approach when planning whole school functions. Early detection and reporting of COVID-19 cases will be important moving forward, so please use the Rapid Antigen Tests when any symptoms appear.
If you have any questions relating to testing or the changes outlined in the last week, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Let us pray
Lord God, help me see what you want me to see when you don’t lift the consequences of my actions. Help me to pay it forward to others when you do. Be that constant voice inside my head and the soothing arms around my heart. Mercy is a gift. Never let me forget to mirror to others the compassion you’ve shown me.
PANCAKES FOR SALE TOMORROW - TUESDAY 1st MARCH
Shrove Tuesday falls on the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent – a period of around six weeks leading up to Easter.
During Lent, we give up luxuries to remember when Jesus went into the desert for 40 days to fast and pray.
This Shrove Tuesday, 1st March, Mrs Cuthbertson will be making and selling pancakes that will be available for students at recess. They will be for sale for 50 cents each (CASH ONLY) with butter, jam, and maple syrup available as toppings. All money raised will go towards our Schools Project Compassion fundraising.
Opening School Mass
Planning has begun
Wednesday 2nd March @ 10 am
Ash Wednesday Liturgy
Students and teachers only
Wednesday 9th March @ 12 pm
Year 5/6 Class Mass
Wednesday 16th March @ 12 pm
Year 3/4 Class Mass
Wednesday 23rd March @ 12 pm
Kinder, Year 1, Year 2 Class Mass
|Clancy Blampied||Finn Brown||Jasper Campbell-Pike|
|Evie Cuthbertson||Hunter Ferguson||Luca Northfield|
|Alicia Otaegui||Ella Patton||Stephanie Paul|
|Audrey Pritchard||Stevie Smith||Edward Tulloch|
Western Region Swimming
On Thursday the 24th of February we had 15 swimmers attend the Western Region swimming in Cootamundra.
It was very humid and overcast and parents were kept seperate from their children, giving Mrs Cuthbertson a busy day. Our students behaved brilliantly, had a fabulous time and enjoyed the competition.
Hunter Connellan and Nell Ramsay qualified to swim at the Archdiocesan carnival in Queanbeyan on Tuesday the 8th of March.
A special mention must given to Hunter Connellan. Hunter competed in every swimming event, including the 100m Freestyle which is an open age event, and managed to come first or second in all events to secure himself the Western Region Intermediate Boy Champion. Well done Hunter we are very proud of your efforts.
MacKillop Basketball Trials
On Friday the 25th of February 8 basketballers travelled to Wollongong to trial with the Canberra Goulburn basketball team in an effort to be selected for the MacKillop team.
While we did not have a student chosen for the MacKillop team, Asha McDonell was picked for the possibles & probables game.
Well done to all these students.
Mrs Emma McRae our counsellor will be visiting St Mary's this week on Monday the 28th February.
Emma will be holding her counselling sessions face to face while maintaining the appropriate social distancing protocols.
Please follow this link for detailed information on the service provided to our families by Catholic Care.
If you would like to make a confidential appointment for your child please contact the school office if your child is already registered. If you wish to register your child to see the counsellor please contact Mr Nielsen first and then an complete online form at this link:
The Life Education Van is not able to visit the school this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, however we have arranged Healthy Harold to speak to the children via video conferencing. Healthly will connect on Tuesday the 1st of March and Wednesday the 2nd of March with our students.
The students will be interacting with Healthy Harold at the following times:
|9.00 - 9:45am||Year 2 Mercy||Ready Steady Go|
|10.00 - 10.45am||Year 1 Joy||Ready Steady Go|
|11.30 - 12.30pm||5/6 Hope||Relate, Respect, Connect|
|2.00 - 3.00pm||3/4 Peace||Cyberwise|
WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH
|9.00 - 9:45am||Kinder||Harold's Friendships|
|11.30- 12.30pm||5/6 Faith||Relate, Respect, Connect|
|2.00 - 3.00 pm||3/4 Trust||Cyberwise|
These records do not change unless parents advise us and include details such as mobile numbers, street addresses, email addresses, employer information and emergency contact details.
The emergency contact details we store are the name and phone number of the person the school should contact when the primary contacts (parent/s) are not available. It is important this information is correct.
Do you need to change your Emergency Contact details?
Please call or email the school at email@example.com if you would like to check or change any of the information listed above.
01 Mar 2022 - 02 Mar 2022
02 Mar 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM